Leslie Bank

Leslie Bank

Human Sciences Research Council

Leslie J. Bank is the Deputy Executive Director of the Economic Performance and Development Unit at the HSRC. He is a specialist in social, economic and historical research and has been involved in project-based and development research for over 20 years. He is an anthropologist by training.

Widely published in the fields of African studies, development studies and social anthropology, Professor Bank is currently completing a book on urban life in East London entitled Home Spaces, Street Styles: Contesting Power and Identity in a South African City.